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Project Photographer (Grant Funded)

Job Title: Project Photographer (Grant Funded)
Reports To: Sarah Evans, Chief Registrar
Status:  Full time, 37.5 hours per week for 26 months.
Posting Date:   September 27, 2021 until filled

JOB SUMMARY:

Under the supervision of the Chief Registrar, the Project Photographer is responsible for photographing more than 1,450 objects in the Cinematographic Equipment Collection. The Project Photographer is also responsible for processing the resulting digital image files for upload into the museum’s digital asset management system, and The Museum System (TMS), the museum’s collection database.  This position is full time, 37.5 hours/week for 26 months; includes benefits.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Under the guidance of the Museum Photographer, the Project Photographer will photograph objects from the Cinematographic Equipment Collection.
  • Assign appropriate file names using institutional file naming conventions.
  • Process all digital image files for upload to databases.
  • Work closely with Project Director and Project Cataloger to maintain Equipment Collection project workflow.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Work takes place in the museum’s Photography Studio and office environment with moderate to light noise.  The duties of this position will require standing, walking, sitting, lifting/carrying (up to 40lbs), pushing/pulling (up to 40lbs), kneeling, crouching, reaching, seeing, depth perception, and repetitive motion.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts or related field.

Experience Requirements

  • A minimum of three to five years of training and experience photographing museum objects.
  • A minimum of three to five years of experience photographing 3-dimentional artifacts/collection items in a museum setting.
  • Knowledge of the operation of a DSLR camera and experience using Adobe Photoshop is required.
  • Knowledge of the history of photography preferred.
  • Experience in proper handling of collection objects is required.
  • Knowledge of standard museum practices, protocols, and ethics preferred.

To be considered for this position, please email a cover letter and a current CV or resume to Sarah Evans, Chief Registrar at sevans@eastman.org

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